Bentonite: a swelling market

By Emma Hughes
Published: Monday, 26 November 2012

As the global recession loosens its grip on the world economy, IM considers how bentonite has weathered the storm, looking at its most important end markets and their economic drivers

Bentonite is a versatile mineral, with an ever-growing number of uses under its belt. Having struggled in recent years with rising freight costs, the high-bulk, low-cost mineral has bounced back in 2012 to increase its global presence in many important industries.

Bentonite is a clay mineral that expands, absorbing several...

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